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Recently the Flood Medix were called in to inspect a bathroom in the home of a family with school-aged children. This homeowner regularly cleans the walls from all visible mold, but it may be coming through from behind a layer of painted over wallpaper, meaning the cleaning is only a temporary measure. This mold is growing and spreading through the ducts of the HVAC system and throughout the house.

The longer it spreads, the more costly the repairs become, so we have to act fast. We’ll remove the affected sheet rock, clean inside the walls, and use professional mold removal to remediate the HVAC system. During this process, we will be preventing the mold from getting out of the bathroom and into the hallway and bedrooms in order to protect the family.

But what is this mold?


Cladosporium can grow both indoors and outdoors. Spores from the mold can be airborne, which is also how the mold spreads. This type of mold is more common in areas with humidity, moisture, and water damage.

Cladosporium is not one of the most dangerous molds, but it is toxic to those who are specifically allergic, as well as asthmatics and others who are sensitive. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • dry skin
  • sneezing
  • stuffy nose or runny nose
  • coughing
  • postnasal drip
  • itchy throat, eyes, and nose
  • watery eyes

Although you may not always be able to fully prevent mold growth before you notice it is there, you can always treat it once you know it’s there! If you’re struggling with mold in your bathroom or anywhere else, please contact the Flood Medix! We can start the remediation process while protecting your family and ensure that the mold is fully dealt with and your home stays safe and secure.